A midsized financial services company

 

Goal

A midsized financial services company wanted to improve personnel productivity

 

Method

In depth inquiries into the daily needs of employees. Questions involving work - social balance, family needs, distractions during work, daily frustrations and internal communication.

 

Big changes

testing and introduced the 4 day work week, for a five day salary for those who opted in on it and for those who didn't, offer more flexible working hours during the five day week.

The important little things

Made the open office plan a more friendly place to work, changing the lighting slightly, adding some plants and adding a interdepartmental corner where colleagues can mingle.

 

Results

Employee stress levels decreased, while stimulation, commitment and a sense of empowerment at work all improved significantly. Improving the social cohesion both within and outside the company and overall productivity raised to compensate the reduction of our spent at the office. A unanticipated positive result was the increase in applicants for vacancies.

A highly specialised ship builder

 

Goal

A ship builder looking for skilled welders

 

Method

Active search for new groups people willing to be schooled as welders. Engaging with  Dutch social services to promote shipbuilding jobs with women. Putting enthusiastic women in a guild welding program.

 

Big changes

The atmosphere in the company changed completely, from a male oriented work floor, to a professional organisation capable of outperforming competitors with skilled workers and complicated assignments.

Making sure women where welcomed and respected co-workers in a male dominated field.

 

Results

Ship builder could take on several project, he would have passed on if he did not find the skilled labour needed. Woman getting the opportunity to enter the ship building business and show their skills. A flourishing company, with a social and friendly group of enthusiastic employees.

Anti corruption and whistleblower program

 

Goal

Providing the structure to speak freely within the organisation and teaching employees how to navigate the line that separates the risk needed to compete and perform and risk leading to unsafe, unethical or unlawful behaviour.  

 

Method

Integrating a speak freely program into the organisation. Bring an ethics commission into life. implementing an code of conduct and provide workshops to all employees regarding business ethics and anti corruption measures.

 

Crucial small changes

Working with employees unfamiliar with law and procedure, instead focusing on openness and ethical decision making. Regaining confidence of employees en turning the wheel on a closeted corporate culture.

 

Results

The organisations international reputation improved significantly. Corruption cases dissolved. Large government fines are a thing of the past and investors regained their confidence.